At GableStage, ‘Choir Boy’ travels a rocky road through adolescence

January 25, 2015 4:47 PM

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At GableStage, ‘Choir Boy’ travels a rocky road through adolescence

For just about any guy, the teen years are a minefield. No longer boys but not yet men, kids go on a journey of self-discovery. And that’s a complicated trip involving, among other things, the social, emotional, intellectual and sexual aspects of identity.

In Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy, the guys at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys are in the thick of that tumultuous journey. We meet five students from the elite black school, all members of Drew’s beloved a capella choir. The kids have race, gender, their school and a clear love of singi...

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